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This woman was told to stop kissing her girlfriend in public. The community responded in a phenomenal way.

By ALEXIS CAREY

Earlier this week, Sussex University student Annabelle Paige, 22, was told by a guard at a UK store to stop kissing her partner or leave the store after a shopper made a complaint about the “disgusting” show of affection.

The incident occurred at a store called Sainsbury’s in Brighton, which is often referred to as “the gay capital of Europe”, and coincidentally also happened on National Coming Out Day.

For the record, Sainsbury’s did apologise for the incident and admitted that it should never have happened, but the damage was already done.

A kiss-in protest was organised and on Wednesday, hundreds of kissing couples filled the New England Street store in defence of LGBTQI rights.

The protesters managed to turn an ugly act of homophobia and discrimination into a celebration of equality.

High five, Brighton.